Birmingham airport (BHX)

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Birmingham Airport, opened on July 8, 1939, serves the metropolitan area of Birmingham and the West Midlands region. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.

Official Website: birminghamairport.co.uk
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 13 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +44 871 222 0072. Information counters across from the check-in areas, on the ground floor.

Location

The airport is located 12 km (8 miles) southeast from Birmingham.

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Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals area.

Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6013 - Sunday to Friday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4602 - Sunday to Friday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +44 121 782 9030 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3423 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3005 - 6:30 am to 0:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +44 844 499 3399 - 6:30 am to 0:00 am)

 

Car rental search

Bus - There are 5 services from National Express West Midlands (Tel +44 121 254 7272) that access the airport: X1 - Birmingham, Digbeth, Lyndon End, Sheldon, Elmdon, Meriden, Allesley, Coventry; 966 - Erdington, Buckland End, Elmdon Park, Solihull; 97/97A - Chelmsley Wood, Tile Cross, Stechford, Deritend, Birmingham center; 75/75A - Birmingham International Station, Birmingham Business Park, Coleshill, Water Orton, Curdworth, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield; 91 - Birmingham International Station, Marston Green, Tile Cross, Chelmsley Wood. Journey time to the city centre is around 25 minutes. Tickets for a day have a cost of £5.00 and can be acquired from the driver.
There are also buses from National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) to different destinations in the country, including Birmingham, Oxford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Manchester.
Megabus (Tel +44 871 266 3333) provides low-cost transportation (fares from £1.00) to several locations throughout the country.

Train - The Air-Rail Link system is free and connects the enclosure with Birmingham International Station in 2 minutes from 3:30 am to 0:30 am (replaced by a courtesy bus at other times). Virgin Trains (Tel +44 344 556 5650) depart from there to New Street, in the city centre, with a trip of 12 minutes and a fare of £3.80, to London Euston (2 hours; £50.00) and Wolverhampton.
Services from Cross Country (Tel +44 844 811 0124) run to Manchester Piccadilly, Bournemouth, Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Northampton and Coventry.
Arriva Trains Wales (Tel +44 333 321 1202) provides transportation to Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Pwllheli, Machynlleth, Holyhead, Wrexham General and Chester.

Taxi - Black Cabs (Tel +44 737 685 9569) available 24 hours a day outside the Arrivals area. Travel time to downtown Birmingham is about 25 minutes.

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There are different parking lots for short and long stays, secured and open 24 hours a day. There is also a passenger drop-off zone (Drop Off) free for 30 minutes and charging stations for electric vehicles close to the check-in area. More information: Tel +44 345 050 7080. Fees

Car Park 1, 2, 3 - Multi-storey facilities next to the main building.
Car Park 4 & 5 - Outdoor areas with free shuttle services every 10 minutes.
Car Park 7 - Uncovered lot outside the grounds with complimentary shuttles every 30 min.
Valet Parking - Situated next to parking lot 3, with valet parking service.

 

Elevators, induction loops for the hearing-impaired, reserved parking spaces and adapted toilets. If you should require special assistance or wheelchairs, contact your airline or travel agency 48 hours in advance. More information: Tel +44 121 767 7878.